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Sr Staff Engineer Software

Requisition ID: R10112061

  • CategoryCategory: Engineering
  • Location Location: Aurora, CO, USA   |  Linthicum, MD, USA +1 more
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

The Payload and Ground Systems organization within the Northrop Grumman Space Systems pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, and innovative technologies to develop, design, produce, and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission.


With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today. #definingpossible


Northrop Grumman Space Systems Sector is looking for you to join our team as a Sr. Staff Software Engineer based out of Aurora, CO or Linthicum, MD.


What You’ll get to Do: We are looking for a Software Product Manager to manage an agile software development organization focused on meeting dynamic customer requirements and delivering mission critical capabilities. Our programs require new development as well as sustainment, including design, development, and test support. Your responsibilities will include the management and prioritization of the team’s execution with respect to cost, schedule, and technical performance. The team is dynamic, highly focused, and is looking to add a leader to help drive execution in developing new and impactful capabilities. If this is your type of environment and you love fast-paced software development, please consider joining our team.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the Mission Software organization across multiple simultaneous projects and phases (e.g., conceptual design through delivery and installation of fully integrated mission data processing systems).

  • Advance program objectives by building and maintaining trusted relationships with program and customer leadership along with other stakeholders and by engaging in forums related to the Mission Software organization products

  • Establish priorities, schedules, and monitor adherence to program schedules and objectives to ensure solid increment planning and execution along with high-confidence roadmap plans that deliver required capabilities consistent with customer needs.

  • Ensure effective identification and management of issues, risks and opportunities. Drive issues and decisions to closure considering competing points of view, constraints, customer/stakeholder priorities and program strategic objectives.

  • Leverage the TEPL mission architecture, and software development expertise to provide forward-thinking solutions that conform to customer constraints (funding, capabilities of related systems, etc.).

  • Build and sustain an effective, engaged, and integrated team in a complex, geographically disperse, partner-rich, and dynamic environment.

  • Act as primary program contact for mission software products, and work with program leadership to monitor and address cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Effectively coordinate and collaborate with program and NG functional leadership to ensure required staffing, processes and infrastructure are available to efficiently execute program objectives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Current/Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with SSBI or higher with a willingness to obtain a poly

  • 14 years of experience with a bachelor’s degree; 12 years of experience with a master's degree; 9 years of experience with a Ph.D.; 18 or more years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Must have a combined work experience relevant to technical, functional, project management, or major IPT leadership supporting DoD, Intelligence Community, or other Federal Government Systems.

  • 8 years of organizational management or major IPT leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to create trusted relationships with stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex software development activities comprised of multiple teams and engineering disciplines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative management style, and an inherent drive to deliver on commitments

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Familiarity with and willingness to work in a secure environment

  • Leadership experience building effective and engaged multi-discipline teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading large agile software development efforts

  • Experience developing data processing software systems in the defense industry

  • Demonstrated depth of experience in System Engineering and/or Software Development

  • Excellent conflict management and negotiation skills

  • Effective dealing with personnel issues

  • Proven ability to effectively work across multiple organizations to form teams, gain internal support, act with speed, and make tough decisions

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts

This position reports to Aurora, CO, USA, however, this position can also be worked from Linthicum, MD, MD, USA.

Salary Range: $170,600 USD - $256,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.